Where we work

Last year, we made books available to an estimated 19 million people in 24 countries. Since 2016, we’ve provided books to readers in a total of 32 countries.

Where we reached readers in 2021

The books we provide reach people in thousands of libraries, schools, universities, hospitals, refugee camps and prisons around the world. Here’s where we reached readers in 2021:


Public and Community Libraries


Medical libraries supported


Prison libraries supported


Schools supported


Further education libraries supported


Refugee camps and support settings supported

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How we select and send books

We work with partners to make sure books that will have the biggest impact go where they are needed most.

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The books we provide

We provide books for all ages and reading abilities – and we’ve funded the purchase of 136,725 local books since 2017.

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What we do

We work for a world where everyone has the opportunity to read.

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